Freistadt Heritage Foundation Fundraiser
This is an annual event that keeps the lights, heat, and air conditioning on and the grass mowed at our meeting area at the Lindenwood Community Center. Held at Circle B Recration Hall, this fun-filled evening includes a delicious catered meal, silent auction, raffle and entertainment by all of the groups that use our facility. The 2023 event will be held April 21, 2023.
PVF Anniversary - April 23, 2023
The PVF Anniversary Dinner is held every fifth year, and this is the year! It will be at the Mequon American Legion Post, 6050 W. Mequon Rd. Peggy Mueller will entertain. Catered meal. Please join us! More details coming soon.
Pommerntag - last Sunday of June
People come from all over the U.S and Germany to celebrate their heritage and enjoy the ethnic refreshments. This is a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment, food and displays. The event is held at Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road, Mequon, WI (eastern gate). The festival has free admission and free parking. Entertainment includes Pommersche Tanzdeel, the Alte Kameraden Band, and Peggy Mueller. Food includes Kirschsuppe (cherry soup), brats, hot dogs, Rollbraten, herring sandwiches, red cabbage, beer and ice cream. Pommern cultural exhibits, genealogy displays, as well as a book and gift store are offered. For more information, select "Pommerntag" on the left, or see "Pommerntag" on Facebook, even if you are not a member of Facebook!
GermanFest - Last full weekend of July
Enjoy delicious German food, continuous entertainment and cultural displays for three days in late July at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, WI. Since 1981, German Fest has been celebrating ALL THINGS GERMAN - food, travel, history, music, tradition and much more. PVF has one booth for genealogy and another booth for culture. This event was ON for 2023!
Erntedankfest - October
Erntedank in Pomerania was comparable to the United States' Thanksgiving with Ernte (meaning harvest) and Dank (meaning thanks). However, the Pomeranian Erntedank was usually held on the last Sunday in September at the end of the harvesting season. There were ceremonial rituals connected to the festival, such as, the making of the Alte - an old man made of straw, the decorating of their tools, the wearing of the Erntekrone (crown), and the wearing of their Trachten (native dress). The Pommerscher Verein Freistadt's Erntedank revives this great old custom of our ancestors annually in their honor. The PVF Erntedankfest includes a potluck dinner, good company, musical entertainment, a parade and decorated garden tools.
Holiday Folk Fair International - November weekend before Thanksgiving
Music, folk dances and costumes from many parts of the world can be seen at the Folk Fair in Milwaukee. PVF also has a display booth.
Weihnachtsfest - Second Saturday Afternoon of December
This afternoon is a celebration of Pomeranian Christmas traditions. Bring a dessert to share and your singing voice!